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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2013, 09:42:43 AM »
Number 31: Dazed and Confused
Cover by: Led Zepplin
Covering: Jake Holmes

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Starman!)

Singer-songwriter Jake Holmes wrote and recorded "Dazed and Confused" for his debut solo album "The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967. Like the other tracks on the album, the song does not include any drums. It was recorded entirely with the trio of Holmes on guitar, keyboard and vocals, Ted Irwin on guitar and Rick Randle on bass. The song has been incorrectly labelled as a tale about a bad acid trip. Holmes himself has confirmed that this is not the case. In 2001 he gave an interview to Shindig! magazine and said this about "Dazed and Confused":

    I never took acid. I smoked grass and tripped on it, but I never took acid. I was afraid to take it. The song's about a girl who hasn't decided whether she wants to stay with me or not. It's pretty much one of those love songs.

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According to Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, the first time he heard the song was at the band's very first rehearsal session at Gerrard Street in London in 1968: "Jimmy played us the riffs at the first rehearsal and said, 'This is a number I want us to do'." Led Zeppelin recorded their version in October 1968 at Olympic Studios, London, and the song was included on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin.

The Led Zeppelin version was not credited to Holmes. Page used the title, penned a new set of lyrics, and changed enough of the melody to escape a plagiarism lawsuit from Holmes — the song's arrangement, however, remained markedly similar to the version performed by The Yardbirds the previous year. While Holmes took no action at the time, he did later contact Page in regards to the matter. Page had not replied as of 2001. In June 2010 Holmes filed a lawsuit in United States District Court, alleging copyright infringement and naming Page as a co-defendant.The 2012 live album Celebration Day attributes the song to "Page; inspired by Jake Holmes", although the writer's credit with ASCAP remains unchanged.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2013, 09:43:29 AM »
Number 30: Cold Sweat
Cover by: Megadeth
Covering: Thin Lizzy

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Gandalf Lundgren)

"Cold Sweat" is a song by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, and is the fifth track on their final studio album Thunder and Lightning. It was co-written by guitarist John Sykes and Phil Lynott, and became the biggest single from the album, entering the UK charts at No. 27, and peaking at No. 23 in Ireland.

The song is known for Sykes's guitar solo, which features a tapping playing style that was somewhat new at the time of the album's release, though also used at the time by players such as Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads.

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Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, that was formed in 1983 by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. The band has since released 14 studio albums. A pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s and is ranked as one of the "Big Four of Thrash" along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing the thrash metal sub-genre.

Over the band's 30 active years, more than 20 different people have officially performed as part of the group, with Mustaine being the only constant member. Megadeth is known for its distinctive, technical instrumental style that often features dense, intricate passages and trade-off guitar solos, and for recurring lyrical themes including politics, war, addiction, personal relationships, and religion.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2013, 12:47:45 PM »
Is that it for the 25 point titles?

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2013, 12:48:24 PM »
Yay for Pearl Jam!
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2013, 01:13:20 PM »
Is that it for the 25 point titles?



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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2013, 02:32:07 PM »
Number 29: My Humps
Cover by: Alanis Morisette
Covering: The Black Eyed Peas

(26 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #9 by Raven)

"My Humps" is a song performed by American recording group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written and produced by group member will.i.am for their fourth studio album Monkey Business (2005). It was released as the band's third single from the album on September 20, 2005, due in part to the strength of downloads preceding the release. The song was released internationally on November 18, 2005. Musically, "My Humps" is a hip-hop song that is structured as a duet between will.i.am and Fergie. The lyrics feature sexually suggestive themes and metaphors of "milk and cocoa puffs".

Music critics responded negatively to the song, deeming it a repetitive and puerile form of "sexual titillation". The song garnered comparisons to Kelis' 2003 hit single "Milkshake", a song that presents similar sexual themes and uses of milk as a metaphor. Despite the negative response from music critics, the song was a commercial success, reaching the top ten in fifteen countries worldwide.

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Canadian rock singer Alanis Morissette covered the song in 2007, seemingly as an April Fools' Day prank. In contrast to the original "My Humps," Morissette's cover is performed slowly and in the style of a ballad, with only a piano accompanying the vocal. On April 2, a video in which Morissette parodies Fergie's dancing moves in the original "My Humps" music video was added to the website YouTube. By April 3, the video was the most viewed on Technorati, and it was viewed 1.5 million times six days later.The video has been hosted on Morissette's official website. TIME stated that the parody proved that Morissette "under[stands]" irony, in reference to her hit single, "Ironic." On April 15, Fergie confirmed to E! News that she thought that the parody was "hilarious" and "genius." Fergie sent Alanis a cake in the shape of a "derrière."

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2013, 02:33:04 PM »
Number 28: Baby Got Back
Cover by: Richard Cheese
Covering: Sir Mix-a-Lot

(27 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #10 by Monty)

"Baby Got Back" is a song written and recorded by American artist Sir Mix-a-Lot, from his album Mack Daddy. The song samples the 1986 electro single "Technicolor" by Channel One.

At the time of its original release, the song caused controversy with its outspoken and blatantly sexual lyrics about women, as well as specific references to the female anatomy which some people found objectionable. The video was briefly banned by MTV. "Baby Got Back" has remained popular and even anthemic since it was originally featured on the album Mack Daddy in 1992.

It was the second best-selling song in the US in 1992 behind Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You", with sales of 2,392,000 physical copies that year. In 2008, it was ranked number 17 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

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Mark Jonathan Davis (born November 27, 1965), better known by his stage name Richard Cheese, is an American musician and comedian. He was born in New York. He fronts Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, a Los Angeles based cover band and comedy act, performing popular songs in a lounge/swing style reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2013, 02:33:55 PM »
Number 27: Venus
Cover by: Bananarama
Covering: Shocking Blue

(27 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Pak-Man)

"Venus" is a 1969 song by the Dutch band Shocking Blue which the group took to number one in the U.S. and five countries across Europe in 1970. The composition has been featured in numerous films, television shows and commercials, and covered dozens of times by artists around the world.

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When covered in 1986 by girl group Bananarama, the song returned to number one in the U.S. and topped the charts in six other countries around the world. "Venus" had been a part of Bananarama's repertoire for several years before they actually recorded it. The team's three members, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, and Keren Woodward, had the idea of turning the song into a dance music tune, but they were met with resistance from their producers at the time, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. Bananarama brought the idea to the production trio of Stock Aitken Waterman, and it became Bananarama's first collaboration with them.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2013, 02:34:49 PM »
Number 26: Smooth Criminal
Cover by: Alien Any Farm
Covering: Michael Jackson

(27 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #8 by Raven)

"Smooth Criminal" is the seventh single from Michael Jackson's 1987 Bad album. The song contains a fast-paced beat intertwined with Jackson's lyrics about a woman named Annie, who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth" assailant. It was released as a single on October 21, 1988, and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. It was re-released on April 10, 2006, as a part of the Visionary: The Video Singles box-set. The re-released Visionary single charted at number 19 in the UK. The piece is one of Jackson's signature songs, and has appeared on numerous greatest hits albums.

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In 2001, Alien Ant Farm released a cover of "Smooth Criminal" as their debut single from their album Anthology. According to the band members, they would play a few riffs of the Jackson song while warming up before gigs and audience members would request them to play the entire song. This positive feedback encouraged them to record their own rendition of "Smooth Criminal" and include it on Anthology. It became a number one hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and was also a number one in Australia. The song was also featured in the 2001 film American Pie 2, during a scene wherein Jason Biggs' character, Jim, superglues his hand to his crotch. The album Greatest Hits (1999) includes a hidden track named "Slick Thief", which is in fact an early version of "Smooth Criminal".

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2013, 02:35:49 PM »
Number 25: Sympathy for the Devil
Cover by: Guns N Roses
Covering: The Rolling Stones

(28 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #10 by anais.butterfly)

"Sympathy for the Devil" is a song by The Rolling Stones which first appeared as the opening track on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet. It was written by Mick Jagger and credited to Jagger/Richards. Rolling Stone magazine placed it at #32 in their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Backed by an intensifying rock arrangement, the narrator, with chilling narcissistic relish, recounts his exploits over the course of human history and warns the listener: "If you meet me, have some courtesy, have some sympathy, and some taste; use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste." Jagger stated in the Rolling Stone interview: "... it's a very long historical figure — the figures of evil and figures of good — so it is a tremendously long trail he's made as personified in this piece."

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Guns N' Roses recorded a cover in 1994 which reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100; it was featured in the closing credits of Neil Jordan's film adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire and was included on their Greatest Hits album. This cover is notable for causing an incident involving incoming guitarist, Paul Tobias, that was partially responsible for guitarist Slash departing from the band in 1996. Slash has described the Guns N' Roses version of the song as "the sound of the band breaking up".

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #55 on: July 10, 2013, 02:50:17 PM »
this crap just gets better and better.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2013, 03:05:03 PM »
So the list works!

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #57 on: July 10, 2013, 04:51:38 PM »
Yay!  Some songs I know and love.

Also pleasently surprised to see Venus by Bananarama.  Figured I would be the only one to vote for that one.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2013, 05:37:04 PM »
I'm just glad that someone else voted for my number one.  I think I know who it was, too!

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2013, 06:07:48 PM »
Number 32: Dead Flowers
Cover by: Townes Van Zandt
Covering: The Rolling Stones

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Space Version 2.0)

Kinda shocked I was the only one. I figured The Big Lebowski's popularity would have helped.